Founded in 1998 by Wasfi Kani OBE, Grange Park Opera has staged more than 50 operas, including the acclaimed productions of Rusalka, Tristan und Isolde, Peter Grimes, and Fiddler on the Roof with Bryn Terfel at the BBC Proms.
Grange Park Opera held their last season at The Grange, in Hampshire, in 2016.
In 2017 the company relocated to West Horsley Place, Surrey. West Horsley Place is a 300-acre estate with a glorious, sprawling 15th century house surrounded by formal gardens with secret corners, aged trees, box hedges and a majestic crinkle crankle wall.
The house was inherited in 2015 by author and broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne from his aunt Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. He gifted the estate to the Mary Roxburghe Trust.
We perform two shows a year and also hold a number of social events for members and friends. We rehearse from July to October for our Autumn show, generally a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta; from January to May we rehearse a popular Musical for our Spring show.
We welcome new members with interest in any aspect of: performing, directing, stage management, crew and front of house.
If this appeals to you then contact our Chairman, Selena Hegarty: email@example.com or telephone our Secretary Jackie Shearer 07712 651891or maybe come along to one of our rehearsals. We can be found most Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. at the Eastwick Road Church Hall in Great Bookham.
Guildford Opera has been performing opera and operetta for over 40years, at venues in Guildford, most recently at the Electric Theatre. Working with experienced music and stage directors, we seek to achieve a high musical and dramatic standards. We attract many young soloists who go on to have successful careers in both UK and international opera houses.
We rehearse every Wednesday evening (mainly term time) from 7.30 to 10pm at Merrow Methodist Church Hall, Bushy Hill Drive, Guildford, GU1 2SH. For more information, contact our membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.guildfordopera.com .
The company is run by its members, who are responsible for all aspects of performance both on and off stage. If you think you would prefer to help behind the scenes, as backstage crew, set building and painting, costumes, props, publicity etc – then you will be equally welcome.
Godalming Operatic Society is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading Gilbert and Sullivan Societies. The Society was founded in 1924 and had its first production, The Yeomen of the Guard, in 1925. Since then (excepting the war years) it has put on a major Gilbert and Sullivan production every year, including the more rarely performed works such as ‘The Grand Duke’ and ‘Utopia Ltd.’
Currently we perform a fully staged G&S opera every February, with a full 22+ piece professional orchestra under our Musical Director, David Wright.
In June or July we put on a smaller scale work, often at a smaller local venue such as the Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming. Our previous summer productions range from a concert version of ‘Aida’ to ‘The Zoo’ by Arthur Sullivan and most recently our 2019 Summer concert ‘A Night at the Opera’ featuring a wonderful selection of grand opera arias, ensembles and chorus pieces.
Opera Foundry is a Surrey-based Opera Company serving London and the South East. We are a highly regarded platform for advanced singer development, and our membership (selected from across the whole of Southern England) is showcased in our performances. We present vibrant opera concerts in programmes that defy (and exceed) the expectations of the format.